Current Affairs 13 July 2015: Hingis and Paes won mixed doubles title in Wimbledon 2015 and More

 Wimbledon 2015: Hingis and Paes won mixed doubles title 

Martina Hingis won a second Wimbledon title in 2015 when she partnered India’s Leander Paes to mixed doubles success.

Hingis, who claimed five Grand Slam titles during the 1990s, won her first Wimbledon doubles title with Helena Sukova as a 15-year-old in 1996 before winning the singles event a year later. She then added a second doubles title alongside Jana Novotna in 1998.

Leander Paes, 42, has now won a total of four mixed doubles titles, while success for Hingis was her fifth at the All England Club.

 India’s longest road tunnel, Patnitop Tunnel, set to open in 2016 

India’s longest road tunnel, Patnitop Tunnel, set to open in 2016India’s longest road tunnel, being built on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, will be opened for general traffic in July, 2016 and would reduce the distance between the two cities by 30 kms.

The 9.2 km tunnel is part of 286 km-long four-laning project of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway. Once this tunnel becomes operational it will reduce the traffic jams on National Highway-1A that occur due to snowfall and avalanche in winter at Patnitop.

The state-of-the-art tunnel is simultaneously being built from the two ends and the NHAI teams will meet at the centre by drilling a hole through the final section.

The two tubes of the tunnel will be internally connected through 29 “cross-passages” (each after a gap of 300 meters) and the escape tunnel will exclusively be used for pedestrians. There is a provision for ventilation keeping in view the distance of the tunnel.

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